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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')


Severity Medium
Score 5.9/10


Unbound before 1.9.5 allows configuration injection in upon a successful man-in-the-middle attack against a cleartext HTTP session. NOTE: The vendor does not consider this a vulnerability of the Unbound software. is a contributed script from the community that facilitates automatic configuration creation. It is not part of the Unbound installation

  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-74 - Injection

Listed as the number one web application security risk on the 'OWASP Top Ten', injection attacks are widespread and dangerous, especially in legacy applications. Injection attacks are a class of vulnerabilities in which an attacker injects untrusted data into a web application that gets processed by an interpreter, altering the program's execution. This can result in data loss/theft, loss of data integrity, denial of service, and even compromising the entire system.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published